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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 9, 2010 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Certainly the internet is just as vulnerable to dissemination of mass-produced BS as are all other media channels. But at least in theory, everyone has an equal opportunity to get their POV out there. Depending on how these guidelines are written, they could signal the beginning of corporate control of information (blocked websites, slower traffic for websites that do not pay extra, etc.).

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Poster: fu2 Date: Aug 9, 2010 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

I NEW if I waited long enough someone would use the word "corperate" or "corperation"!!! LOL

Bit torrent is part of the problem that is causing this mess. It eats up too much bandwidth.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 9, 2010 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Bit torrent is not the problem, the problem is the internet service providers (ISP) do not want to increase their bandwidth capacity to meet the increased demand from their users. They seek to ration the amount of bandwidth to the sites or services that they deem more worthy than others.

As more and more information is accessible (for free, esp!) on the internet, it is natural that users will seek out this information, thereby using more bandwidth. IMO, The answer is not to try to appropriate more bandwidth to certain services/websites but to expand bandwidth capacity overall in order to allow the increasing quantity of information to continue to flow.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 9, 2010 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Sorry DP--I was DEAD wrong in my wording there...see above.